Meb Keflezighi

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A Great Day for Parades

Shrek, SpongeBob, Snoopy soar through Manhattan

(Newser) - Along with food and football, Thanksgiving brings a heaping serving of parades, from the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the country's longest-running at 90, to the Macy's tradition in Manhattan, which today bypassed Broadway for the first time in its 83 years. Miss America Katie Stam shared the Statue of Liberty... More »

NYC Marathon Winner Not American Enough for Some

Eritrean-born Meb Keflezighi's victory sparks dispute

(Newser) - On Sunday Meb Keflezighi became the first American since 1982 to win the New York City Marathon...according to some. Keflezighi, an American citizen who arrived from the East African country of Eritrea at age 12, had barely crossed the finish line before a debate erupted on how American he... More »

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